Historical information

These inkwells would have been used in a household or business during the first half of the 20th century. By the 1950s fountain pens were in common use and, by the 1960s, ballpoint pens were used, making the use of ink obsolete in most situations.


These inkwells have no known local provenance but are of interest as examples of a common household item over 100 years ago.

Physical description

These are two inkwells made of glass with black bakelite tops. One of the tops is broken on the side. The bases of the inkwells have an embedded star-shaped pattern with eight points.

Inscriptions & markings

‘Velos product’